The Belgian artist Francis Alys asked us to support him in the design of his exposition in the beautiful Colegio de San Ildefonso in the Historical Centre of Mexico City. He proposed to build a platform in huge chapel to divide the majestic construction into smaller compartments. Trying to grasp some of the spatial qualities of the project for the Danteum (1937) of Giuseppe Terragni we multiplied rather then reduced the numbers of columns that would support the platform and reduced their section as much as possible. The diagonals beams introduced to give the structure its horizontal stability became the key issue of the project. They transformed the rigid grid of columns into a mysterious wood of lines which alluded to the intuitive walks of Francis Alys through the chaotic central neighbourhoods of Mexico City .
In collaboration with Francis Alys, Cuauthémoc Medina, Ruth Estevez / Location: Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Historical Centre, Mexico City / Type: Exhibition Design (architectonical support) / Date: January - June 2006 /